Limited Edition Poster
friends at Autopics.com.au have just released a new signed poster commemorating the 1991 and ’92 Bathurstwinning Nissan GT-Rs. The poster has three signatures, drivers Mark Skaife and Jim Richards, plus the other star of the show, team boss Fred Gibson.
Limited to just 100 worldwide, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity showing all three signing the poster.
The poster size is 675 x 450mm (26 x 17 inches) and is available unframed or (black) framed.
Prices for a framed version are $295 plus delivery and $95 plus delivery for the poster sans frame.
To order, go to autopics.com.au, ring David on 0407 869 680 or email info@ autopics.com.au
Reader: Hilton Trigg Muscle car: 1972 VH Charger XL Hometown: Port Lincoln, South Australia What is it? “A stock standard and original 1972 VH Charger XL, powered by a 245 Hemi with a 3-speed manual gearbox. All matching numbers. The brilliant Sunfire yellow colour is typically early 1970s. The only updates have been visual with the addition of period-style mags, and audible via an exhaust system delivering a mellow torquey tone.” When did you buy it? “November 2014. I first saw it on consignment in an Adelaide yard a couple of months earlier, and after many weeks researching noticed it was still available, due not to the price (which was realistic), but the owner’s stipulation that the vehicle remain intact and not be used as a donor car. It had done a grand total of 32,700 original miles.” What do you know about its life? “The original receipt in the glovebox, dated 10th January 1973, indicated a purchase price of $3700.90. This included $35 for the stripes, $20 for the black back boot panel, and a $300 discount for paying cash! After I contacted the one and only owner, he disclosed that due to failing eyesight he was unable to drive, so covered it up and garaged it for 16 years! Due to this care, the paint work remains impeccable and the interior immaculate with not a blemish on the tan upholstery and carpet. The original polyester radial spare tyre, complete with gold embossed lettering, remained in place in the boot. Until recently the Charger was still within the next service schedule displayed on the vehicle’s windscreen sticker of 35,000 miles, or August 1998!” How does it go? “Beautifully, thanks to local mechanic and muscle car enthusiast Hagen Zerk who checked it over and tuned it up, replacing only the minor things you would expect after sitting still for 16 years. Namely fluids, including a radiator clean out, oils and filters, brake master cylinder and slave cylinders etc. It purrs like a kitten, and the torque is typically Hemi giving the 3-speed box an automatic characteristic – just put your foot down! We took it on the 2015 Aussie Muscle Car Run, which was a true test, and it passed with flying colours. Over 3000 kays in the heat of November, it returned 25 mpg in the old language (11 litres/100km) without using a drop of oil or water.” Anything you would like to add? “Charger enthusiasts have suggested I consider a little more horsepower via a two-barrel carby and a set of extractors. That sounds tempting, but such additions would detract from the vehicle’s originality and therefore its value. So for now I’ll keep cruising and enjoying the vehicle for what it is – a pristine example of classic Aussie muscle!”